Project Scientist, Laser R&D
Company: International Society For Optics & Photonics Spie
Posted on: September 17, 2023
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Laser R&D Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA,
United States Employer Description Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is located in the San Francisco Bay Area
on a 200-acre site in the hills above the University of
California's Berkeley campus and is managed by the University of
California for the U.S. Department of Energy. A leader in science
and engineering research for 75 years, Berkeley Lab is the oldest
of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories. Job
Description Project Scientist, Laser R&D - 99638
Division: AA-Accelerator Tech-Applied Physics
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL ) Accelerator Technology and
Applied Physics Division has an opening for a Project Scientist,
Laser R&D to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will perform and participate in research
and development to improve the control, quality, and
application-readiness of the BELLA Center laser systems within
Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP). This involves
work on diagnostic development & optical measurements, optical
systems design, opto-mechanics implementation & testing, and
subsequent optimization of the laser parameters of interest. These
include a wide range of parameters such as the temporal pulse
contrast, the pulse duration, the spectral phase profile, the
overall laser energy, transmission, and efficiency, transverse mode
shaping, hot-spot mitigation, coherent fiber combination,
integrated fiber amplification concepts, laser controls including
FPGA integration, active stabilization techniques with or without
AI/ML technologies, and system robustness enhancement. Laser
systems at the BELLA Center include free-space titanium-sapphire
amplifiers at the few-Hz repetition rates, and novel
fiber-integrated amplifiers at the multi-kHz rate.
What You Will Do:
- In collaboration with scientists, technicians, engineers, and
other members of the team, support, co-lead, lead aspects of the
ongoing research & development on state-of-the-art laser systems at
the BELLA Center, and make improvements by enhancing optical
quality, precision, and control.
- Troubleshoot and document issues on laser equipment and
associated systems. Develop and implement solutions which include
robust apparatus performance, adherence to safety regulation at the
lab, while meeting the experimental needs of the program.
- Maintain, develop, upgrade and commission experimental optical
- Document the results of projects and disseminate information to
colleagues and collaborators.
- Collaborate with teams that include technicians, engineers,
safety personnel, students, post-doctoral scholars, staff
scientists, and project management, in areas related to high-power
laser systems and their applications towards particle acceleration
and photon source production.
- Attend and contribute to design review and progress
- Perform research and development following best practices,
ensuring reproducible and well documented results.
- Adhere to DOE and LBNL safety guidelines and safety culture,
and contribute to an inclusive and supportive work environment for
all. This includes carrying out LBNL's core mission on IDEA
(Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access).
What is Required:
- Experimental-oriented Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, or related
field, plus research experience, or equivalent breadth and depth in
exposure to laser engineering efforts.
- Experience with high-peak-power femtosecond laser systems,
ranging from controls, optical system design and commissioning, and
diagnostic development, on either titanium-sapphire-based systems
(or equivalent solid-state media) or ultrafast fiber-based systems
(fiber amplification experience and/or coherent combination
- Recognition as a high-impact contributor as evidenced by
conference posters, presentations, and publications in reports,
tech memos, journals, invited talks, etc.
- Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, diverse,
scientific research environment, collaborating with a variety of
scientific, engineering, technical, and administrative staff at
- Ability to effectively document, present, and summarize results
of research and development activities.
- Ability to learn new skills and techniques as required by the
- Ability to work effectively in a safety-focused environment and
conduct work in accordance with safety protocols.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective
relationships with all constituents including internal and external
- Demonstrated ability to plan, anticipate and identify needs,
assess and resolve complex problems, develop and coordinate plans
to accomplish objectives.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills to clearly and
effectively communicate with divisional leaders, managers, staff,
and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated skills to develop organization-level and other
high-impact communications and presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and within
- Proven excellent organization and multi-tasking skills, and
ability to work in a fast-paced environment to independently
establish priorities and perform multiple projects
This position is expected to pay $7,256-$13,545. Salary for this
position will be commensurate with the final candidate's
qualifications and experience, including skills, knowledge,
relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the
internal peer group. It is not typical for an individual to be
offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a
- This is a full-time 2 year, term appointment with the
possibility of extension based upon satisfactory job performance,
continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational
- This position may be subject to a background check. Any
convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate
to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a
conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant
from being considered for employment.
- Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National
Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
How To Apply
Apply directly online and follow the on-line instructions to
complete the application process.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and
Accountability (IDEA ) and strives to continue building community
with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome
applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would
contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery,
inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global
community, all qualified applicants will be considered for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or
protected veteran status.
Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
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Opportunity is the Law and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination
Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. JOB DETAILS POSTED 24 August 2023
CLOSES 23 September 2023 JOB TYPE Full-Time PREFERRED EDUCATION
High School ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars) 87072 - 162540 JOB FUNCTION
Researcher FIELD Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors
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